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Weekend Events at Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Weekend Events at Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) is a world-class juried exhibit of Art and creative expression that proudly promotes freedom of expression, and fosters sex-positive culture though public celebration of the Arts.  Now in its 8th year, the show will showcase three days of visual, performance and literary Art, interactive installations, film, after pArties, workshops, and a museum-quality Festival Store.  Festival Director Anna Hurwitz says,  “We’re excited to present a comprehensive...
April 28th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Lenin Lives in Fremont

Lenin Lives in Fremont
... of Seattle.  After all, he was a violent, revolutionary, and Communist leader.  But Carpenter felt that the statue represented a great work of Art and he was determined to have the statue displayed.  Carpenter died before the statue could be reassembled and displayed, and after his death it remained in a bit of a junk heap in his back yard.  Family members tried to sell it. After much political and financial haggling, however, the statue was placed on display in Fremont.  It was later moved...
April 13th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Running Low on Euros? FREE Attractions in Dublin

Running Low on Euros? FREE Attractions in Dublin
... familiar territory and into neighborhoods you might not have otherwise explored. Dublin is an expensive city, but luckily, the Irish value their Art, history, and literature and think it should be free and available to the public. Check the websites of the following attractions, as they all have different schedules and can be closed for Irish holidays you might not be aware of! 1. The National Gallery of Ireland: Centrally located on Merrion Square, it would be easy to spend many days exploring...
April 9th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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SF MOMA and Gap Collaborate On Limited Edition Art T Shirts

SF MOMA and Gap Collaborate On Limited Edition Art T Shirts
To celebrate the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s 75th anniversary, Gap has collaborated with the museum to introduce a unique line of eight limited-edition Artist-designed T-shirts. The T-shirts were designed by nine well-known Artists who are also represented in the series of SFMOMA’s anniversary exhibitions and programs entitled 75 Years of Looking Forward. “We’re delighted to pArtner with the Gap and this amazing group of Artists to recognize our 75th...
April 3rd, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 1
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Istanbul Modern – First of its kind in Turkey

Istanbul Modern – First of its kind in Turkey
... monuments and buildings which you have seen a thousand times in pictures, books and even movies, greet you in splendid  reality. If you love Art, as I do, you may feel that after visiting places like the Blue Mosque, the Cistern and the Hagia Sofia, to mention just a few, you might want to see what modern Turkish Artists have to offer. No better place to get a brilliant overview than a trip to Istanbul’s Museum of Modern Art – commonly referred to as ‘Istanbul Modern’. Istanbul Modern Sign Facts...
April 3rd, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 6
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Famous Faces at Sydney’s Archibald Prize Art Exhibition

Famous Faces at Sydney’s Archibald Prize Art Exhibition
I love Art, but I never see as much of it as I’d like. The one exhibition I never miss though is the Archibald Prize. My husband I love taking our time wandering amongst the portraits, some depicting famous faces, some not. We comment on the way the composition helps to bring out the personality of these larger than life figures; we tend to agree but it’s just as much fun when we don’t. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s longest running Art competitions, dating back to 1921. Previous...
March 31st, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Rare Tribal Art Exhibition and A Rarer Play

A Rare Tribal Art Exhibition and A Rarer Play
An exhibition on Gond Art and a theater production by Bollywood actors. The Gond Art exhibition has uninhibited sculptures, while the play has uninhibited memories of politically significant events. Read on for more details. Gond Art Exhibition Art Exhibition in New Delhi The first ever exhibition of Gond sculptures is on its way in New Delhi. The exhibition, called Dog Father, DOG Mother, Their Daughter & Other Stories, is the first by Sukhnandi Vyam from Madhya Pradesh. The Artist has worked...
March 30th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
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Asian Canadian Artist Showcase and Art Auction

Asian Canadian Artist Showcase and Art Auction
The Japanese Canadian National Museum is holding an Art exhibition and silent auction to promote Asian Canadian Artists in the community.  The National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre is a multi-use facility  that houses the National Nikkei Heritage Centre and the Japanese Canadian National Museum.  The showcase of Asian Canadian Artists features works by a diverse group of contemporary and traditional Artists and Artisan.  All the work has been generously donated, including painting, photography,...
March 22nd, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Is it Art or Just a Huge Fabric Fence?

Is it Art or Just a Huge Fabric Fence?
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, the newest exhibit opening April 2nd at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC is a collection of Artifacts, Artwork and documentation of the historic Art project “Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76. The collection also includes drawings, collages, photographs and more from all aspects Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude most famous piece. The couple are most recently remembered for their environmental...
March 20th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Picks of the Week – March 10-16

Picks of the Week – March 10-16
... to a given cause, 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the International Firefighters Assistance in Haiti. Taste small bites from the pArticipating chefs like Cindy Hutson (Ortanique on the Mile), Jeff O’Neil (Gibraltar), Johnny Vinczencz (Johnny V), Clay Conley (Azul), Jonathan Wright (The Setai) and more, pArticipate in the silent auction and enjoy the sounds by DJ Joe Dert. Cost is $50 at the door and the event will take palce from 6:30-9:30 pm. RSVP to helpforhaiti@taraink.com...
March 10th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
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Fileteado… A Very Peculiar Urban Art of Buenos Aires

Fileteado… A Very Peculiar Urban Art of Buenos Aires
... the old continent to this young and cosmopolitan city. With new architectural and aesthetic styles filling the city, a very peculiar type of urban Art was introduced: el filete or fileteado, a popular decorative Art with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants. It soon became the new aesthetic or ornamental style found on cArts of local vegetable, milk and bread vendors all over the city, an original porteño style of ornamentation on everyday objects. Like the tango, el filete was born out...
March 8th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 2
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5 Sunday Activities in Madrid

5 Sunday Activities in Madrid
... bargain – with the local vendors and check out a few stores before making your purchase. 3. Lounging in Retiro Park This green zone in the heArt of the city is sprinkled with Roman fountains, emerald shrubs and a swan lake. There’s nothing more relaxing than rowing a boat on its calm waters, reading a book under the shade of a pine tree or having a drink at the many outdoor cafes scattered throughout Retiro Park (map). Outdoor diners at Plaza Mayor 4. Watching buskers at Plaza Mayor In...
March 7th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 1
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Odd things at the Foundling Museum

Odd things at the Foundling Museum
... there’s an intriguing museum, too. The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury It’s more interesting than it sounds, because Thomas Coram, who stArted the Hospital, knew his way around eighteenth century London and got some very important people on side. The painter HogArth, and George Frederick Handel, for instance. So the museum has some amazing paintings by HogArth, together with a collection  of Handel manuscripts and memorabilia – the Messiah was performed every year to bring in money...
March 3rd, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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A few of my favourite things: Dancing Shiva

A few of my favourite things: Dancing Shiva
... with their clinging drapery, or the dro-dead bling of the Tibetan gilded gods. But his delightful movement and By the way, this isn’t just an Artistic miracle – it’s a miracle of craftsmanship, too, since the work was cast in a single piece. Go along the gallery to look at the most terrific Tibetan yab-yum sculpture – a tantric representation of the god Yamantaka and his shakti in sexual embrace. It’s a gleaming gilded sculpture full of ferocity and power and life....
February 27th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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Spring Into Art in Laguna

Spring Into Art in Laguna
If you are a budding (or accomplished) Artist interested in refining your Art skills while supporting local Laguna Beach Artists, Spring Into Art workshops are for you! The Sawdust Art Festival non-profit organization will be hosting two-day weekend workshops at the Sawdust Art Festival Grounds (map), every weekend in March, offering classes in everything from watercolor painting to glassblowing to ceramics. Workshops include one-on-one instruction with local professional Artists and fees include...
February 18th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cultural Olympiad: Taiwanese Nostalgia and Artists’ Videos Adorn the Vancouver Art Gallery

Cultural Olympiad: Taiwanese Nostalgia and Artists’ Videos Adorn the Vancouver Art Gallery
All during the 2010 Winter Olympics and until May 2, The Vancouver Art Gallery exhibits an outdoor display that is pArt of the Cultural Olympiad.  The outside of the Georgia Street wall of the Art Gallery is covered by a vibrant red floral mural, an expanded version of fabric designs common in Taiway in the early 20th century.  This”big flower fabric’ as it is known in Taiwan, was used by couples on their wedding night and were pArt of a woman’s dowry, usually used as duvet covers...
February 16th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Explore The Secret Language of Animals

Explore The Secret Language of Animals
... the magical relationships we have with our furry, feathery, and slimy friends.  But since we can’t, the current exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum attempts to bridge the gap using Art to explain our emotional connection to the animal kingdom. Living Room Detail, Bill Scanga The Secret Language of Animals is a family friendly exhibition, installed over three galleries and the lobby, and features painting, sculpture, jewelry and videos that explore the role of animal in Art and in our lives. ...
February 10th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Farewell to the Foundry

Farewell to the Foundry
The Foundry, in Hackney, has been one of London’s funkiest Art spots for years. Banksy has decorated the walls, Pete Doherty has run poetry events there, Gavin Turk exhibited – and it was the centre of an interesting little Artistic community. Now it’s going. It’s probably not those names that reflect the real importance of the Foundry, though. It put on numerous exhibitions by unknown Artists – apparently you just had to turn up with your work to get a space –...
February 7th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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Sydney Photo Friday: Local Laneway For the Birds

Sydney Photo Friday: Local Laneway For the Birds
I’ve loved the Laneways By George! Art displays which have taken over the city as pArt of the annual Art and About festival. Each oft-forgotten space has been transformed into a magical area, including this lovely spot on Angel Place. With this installation, called Forgotten Songs, we remember the birds that used to call Angel Place home, long before the city’s buildings went up. There are the birdcages of course, but you really want to visit to appreciate this Art installation. The songs of...
January 29th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
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Spencer Tunick To Strip Sydney in March

Spencer Tunick To Strip Sydney in March
Acclaimed photographer Spencer Tunick is inviting 2000 Sydneysiders to shed their clothes for the sake of Art. He plans to use the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop for one of his famed photographs, which feature hundreds and sometimes even thousands of nude bodies. To be called The Base, the Aussie image will be shot on March 1 to coincide with the city’s annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival. “In a way, I’m making a base for the structure, a base for the architecture, and by combining...
January 28th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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